Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.
Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, ultimately leading to brain damage, disability and often death. We currently know very little about the biological changes that occur in the brain after intracerebral haemorrhage. This research on ICH will use zebrafish models so that we can gain a much better understanding of how cells of the brain respond to the bleeding and if there are ways that we can stop the damage caused.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
TSA LECT 2015/01 - Dr Audrey Bowen, University of Manchester
What maintains stroke survivors’ continued use of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia?
Can stem cells be used to reduce the damage of inflammation after stroke and promote brain repair?
The effect of blood pigments on brain inflammation and survival of nerve cells
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in rehabilitation of language ability?
Non-invasive brain stimulation to improve word finding abilities in stroke survivors
Can an anti-inflammatory drug (IL-1Ra) given into the skin reduce damaging inflammation in the brain and body after stroke compared to a dummy-drug?